A minor earthquake magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) strikes 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Monday. Exact location of event, depth 8 km, -64.7659° West, 18.5958° North. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16018000. Id of event: pr16018000. The temblor was picked up at 00:56:32 / 12:56 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/01/16 / 2016-01-18 04:56:32 / January 18, 2016 @ 4:56 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 8 km (5 miles).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Culebra, Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 24 km (15 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 30 km (18 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days twenty-eight, in the past 30 days one hundred and in the last 365 days five hundred and fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 25 km NW of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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